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Importance of Patient Education in the Early Recognition of STEMI

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Course Overview

Importance of Patient Education in the Early Recognition of STEMI
Morgan Curry

Author: Morgan Curry

An acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) continues to be a significant health problem in the United States and throughout the world. Despite this, there has been a steady decline in the mortality rate from STEMI over the last several decades.   A STEMI is a high-risk condition in which survival and other clinical outcomes are significantly impacted by reducing the time from vessel occlusion to coronary blood flow restoration. Thus, it is crucial for health care providers to educate their patients in recognizing and identifying early symptoms of a STEMI to improve outcomes and mortality.  

Course Outline

  1. Introduction  
  2. Recommendations for Management Prior to Occurrence  
  3. Interventions to Reduce Risk  
  4. Patient Education for Early Recognition  
  5. STEMI Onset  
  6. Silent, yet Deadly 
  7. Conclusion  

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the importance of patient education in the early recognition of STEMI. It will take the average learner 60 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Define risk factors for CHD.  
  2. Define what a STEMI is and the importance of early recognition of symptoms on patient outcomes. 
  3. Define primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.  
  4. Identify different interventions to reduce risk of STEMI.  
  5. List the signs and symptoms of an MI.  

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: April 08, 2021

Course Expires on: April 08, 2024

Course Offering: 46